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Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Global Times, Human Rights Watch, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Nextgov, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, StartMagazine, The Jamestown Foundation, Vatican  AFGHANISTAN – USA Where are the detailed Pentagon reports like […]

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Daily news – February 4, 2022 p.m.

AFGHANISTAN What the US and its allies left behind in Afghanistan. Amin Saikal, The Strategist: The Afghanistan war is over for the United States and its allies. But the suffering of the Afghan people has multiplied under the extremist, repressive rule of the Taliban in the name of Islam. No country today is in as […]

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Could minilateralism work in the South China Sea? (Huynh Tam Sang, The Interpreter)

Tensions with China over the South China Sea have prompted Indonesia to invite maritime security officials from five ASEAN member states – Brunei, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam – to meet in February to discuss a possible joint response to Beijing’s growing assertiveness. Jakarta’s bold move is worth consideration as Indonesia is a non-claimant state in […]

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Choppy conditions in the South China Sea (Collin Koh, East Asia Forum)

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis stalled the intended conclusion of the proposed South China Sea Code of Conduct (COC) by 2021. Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr remarked that the negotiations between ASEAN and China ‘went nowhere’. ASEAN countries and China have a tough job cut out for them in overcoming serious differences around the COC — not least […]

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PLA’s new-type bomber practices island bombing, mine-laying in S.China Sea (Liu Xuanzun, Global Times)

The H-6J, the latest type of bomber to enter service with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, recently participated in a live-fire exercise in the South China Sea, practicing bomb dropping on islands and sea mine-laying, which analysts said on Sunday displayed the aircraft’s traditional bombing capability in addition to its standoff strike competence. […]

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China uses maritime militia to assert claim on South China Sea (Erin Hale, Al Jazeera)

There may be as many as 300 vessels from China’s maritime militia patrolling the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea at any one time as Beijing continues to stake its controversial claim on the disputed waters, according to new research from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in the United States. Composed of […]

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Philippines tells China to ‘back off’ after South China Sea clash (Al Jazeera)

Three ships from the Chinese coastguard blocked and fired water cannons on two Philippines supply boats within the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the disputed South China Sea, the Philippines has said. Foreign Minister Teodoro Locsin said the incident took place near Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) on November 16 and the Philippine vessels, […]

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AUKUS adds fuel to the South China Sea dispute (Aristyo Rizka Darmawan, East Asia Forum)

It has been a difficult couple of years for Southeast Asia’s South China Sea-claimant countries. While they have been struggling to deal with vaccine diplomacy and manage the COVID-19 pandemic, China has been accused of taking advantage of the situation by becoming increasingly assertive in the disputed areas. AUKUS adds fuel to the South China Sea dispute […]

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Chinese FM raises four key questions, demanding truth from US on nuclear submarine collision in S. China Sea (Global Times)

The US must reveal the truth and its intention behind the recent nuclear submarine collision incident in the South China Sea and give a due answer to countries in the region and the international community, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. Chinese FM raises four key questions, demanding truth from US on nuclear submarine […]

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Beijing’s creative compliance and non-compliance in the South China Sea (Sourabh Gupta, East Asia Forum)

The landmark Philippines v China ruling marked its fifth anniversary on 12 July 2021. In its decision, the arbitral tribunal constituted under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) made four key observations. First, it judged that no land feature in the Spratly Islands or Scarborough Shoal were an ‘island’ […]

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US submarine hits ‘object’ while underwater in South China Sea (Al Jazeera)

A US nuclear-powered submarine hit an “object” while submerged in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region, injuring some of the crew, the United States Navy has said. None of the sailors on board the USS Connecticut suffered life-threatening injuries, the Navy said in a brief statement on Thursday. US submarine hits ‘object’ while underwater in […]

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China ready to work with Malaysia to strengthen communication and properly handle differences on South China Sea issue: Chinese Defense Minister (Global Times)

China is ready to work with Malaysia to oppose hegemonism and power politics, strengthen communication and properly handle differences on the South China Sea issue, jointly safeguard peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific and inject more positive energy into the turbulent world, said Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister, Wei Fenghe, on Monday during a […]